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Specialization in Youth Sports

by Laura B. “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told her she had to pick one sport, and start doing additional private training on the side, or he would give away her spot on the team.” This quote from … Continue reading

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I’m Too Busy Right Now, Just Play on Your Phone

by Meggie S. It’s sad to see the effort that goes into youth development through some parenting today. In the busy schedules of today’s professionals, it unfortunately is the proper fostering of youth development that seems to get compromised in … Continue reading

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Keeping Score

By Hailey R. Children are taught from a young age, if you want something, you have to work for it. Or at least that is how they were taught. These days they don’t have to work or fight for anything, … Continue reading

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Overbearing Parents and Youth Sport

by Cody B. Youth face many challenges in their lives, so why is it we as coaches and adults continue to add to these? Don’t they face enough hardship without adults adding to the load? I know that not all … Continue reading

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Where Has The Fun Gone? A Look At Today’s Over-scheduled Children

by Julie M. The amount of scheduled activity that children are involved in today has dramatically increased compared to past generations. Today’s norm in parenting seem to be focused on starting kids off early in organized activities or sport. This … Continue reading

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